In conversation with Valerian Maly
WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2017, 7pm
Hermann Nitsch organ concert
THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2017, 8pm
219. das weltall schweigt im trunkenen ablauf seiner lautlosen bahnen
Hermann Nitsch, IV. Nacht von Sonnenuntergang bis Sonnenaufgang
The painter and action artist Hermann Nitsch (*1938 Vienna) is a prominent affiliate of Viennese Actionism. His painting actions developed in the 1960s and his Orgien-Mysterien-Theater (Theater of Orgies and Mysteries), with which he permanently engages, are large-scale performances resembling passions that can last up to six days, in which he also realizes his ideas of music. Music is an essential part of his expansive concept of art and inextricably linked to his oeuvre.
His actions are performed with noise orchestras, screaming choirs, and amplified instruments. In addition to the Orgien-Mysterien-Theater, Hermann Nitsch has also created numerous autonomous musical works, for example, the Island Symphonie, an array of chamber music pieces, and compositions for organ. Hermann Nitsch will perform one of his organ compositions in the Heiliggeistkirche in Bern on November 16 as a contribution to the Saint Ghetto festival hosted by the Dampfzentrale Bern
Valerian Maly (*1959 Tübingen, lives in Bern) is a performance artist, lecturer, head of the Performance Art study course of MA CAP at the Bern University of the Arts, curator and publicist of performance-based projects and exhibitions.
This event is part of Saint Ghetto – the music festival by Dampfzentrale Bern
Photo: Erika Schmied